misintelligence

noun

mis·​intelligence
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1
: a mistaken impression : misunderstanding
a glaring misintelligence of the facts of the case
2
: lack of intelligence
a poor showing that might have been a sign of miseducation rather than misintelligence

Word History

Etymology

in sense 1, probably from French mésintelligence, from Middle French, from més- mis- entry 1 + intelligence; in sense 2, from mis- entry 1 + intelligence

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“Misintelligence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misintelligence. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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